Month: July 2016

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Every Tuesday at the See See Motor Coffee Company in Portland I get together with Jon, SOV’s Director of Music, for a staff meeting. It’s always productive because they have hi-octane Stumptown espresso and great music (jazz, blues, rock-n-roll) playing…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I am writing on behalf of the Church Council to tell you that our call candidate has decided to withdraw from consideration for call to Shepherd of the Valley. I sincerely regret to share this…

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Pastor’s Wednesday Message

This week we meet the candidate being considered for call to serve as Shepherd’s new pastor. This is a big deal. It’s important to meet a clergy candidate before the Congregational Call meeting. There’s no substitute for personal experience when…

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Pastor’s Wednesday message

I was sleep deprived after my neighbors celebrated Independence Day with fireworks well into the wee hours of July 5. You, too? Their antics make me wonder if they were really celebrating the national holiday. Looked to me like they…

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Call Committee update!

Greetings from the Call Committee!
We are at a very exciting and anxious time in the Call process.  I know we are all ready to move onto the next chapter for Shepherd.
We have been planning on how best to…